The top 5 things to do in Montreal: April 16 to 29
1. THE DIGITAL SPRING
Montréal Creative III; part of the Montreal Digital Spring | ARTV Studio, 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest | to April 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where can you find a healthy mix of video games, Star Wars, projections about the apocalypse and a backyard pool? At Montréal Creative III.
Hosted in a studio set, in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles, during Digital Spring, Montreal Creative III is on until April 18. Digital artists who will be exhibiting their work include video-game creator Joachim Despland, community-based art workshop ÉchoFab, and fine art photographer Anne Bertrand.
Step into the evolving world of digital art and expression.
For a full program for the Montreal Digital Spring.
For the full list of Montreal Creative III participants.
Books and Well-Being Weekends; part of the Blue Metropolis Festival | Various Libraries | April 18 &19 and April 25 & 26
There’s a new micro-festival on the block, hosted by Blue Metropolis and the Librairies indépendantes du Québec.
Over 10 bookstores from across Montreal are hosting lectures, readings, interviews and writing workshops based on inspiring novels during Books and Well-Being Weekends.
Immerse yourself in the transformative and rejuvenating power of words while taking the opportunity to learn from top authors and experts in the field of well-being.
For more on Books and Well-Being Weekends, visit the website.
3. USHER IN SPRING WITH SOME SWEET TUNES
Big Band | Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. | April 24 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Just when you thought Mardi Gras was over, the beat goes on. Rediscover your love of jazz by joining Dave Turner and the Concordia Big Band for an unforgettable night of music, fun and singing.
4. TOTALLY RANDOM AND POTENTIALLY AWESOME
Record Store Day | L’Oblique, 4333, rue Rivard | April 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Are you on the lookout for a rare UK export edition of the Beatles’ seminal Abbey Road, or that Bob Dylan record with the four lost songs? Or maybe you want to pick up the latest from Quebec rocker Jean Leloup.
L’Oblique is hosting its third annual Record Store Day open house — a great event that features local artists, highlights Quebec music and of course, vinyl! Gear up for live performances, great music deals and a celebration of independent music merchants.
5. THE EVOLUTION OF INUIT ART
Inuit Art | Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Top level of the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion | On display
Relive legends, witness cultural transformations and embrace the Inuit perspective through this one-of-a-kind exhibit. Part of the Quebec and Canadian Art Collection, the Inuit Art exhibit showcases the Arctic people’s artistic practices in terms of self-reflection, and perceptions of one’s surroundings.
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